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Chevron Corporation Research Technician in Richmond, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position through November 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

The Research Technician position is intended for someone with laboratory experience in inorganic materials synthesis and characterization within the CMSE (Catalytic Materials Synthesis & Evaluation) team.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Catalyst preparation and testing using a variety of reactor types

  • General wet chemistry methods, handling of hazardous chemicals, and use of glassware/instruments for experiments

  • Product characterization (such as XRD, SEM, ICP) and basic analytical testing

  • Operates synthesis/testing equipment that may work at elevated temperature/pressure

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized lab meeting all safety and environmental regulations

  • Keeping chemical inventory accordingly

  • Maintain data records and laboratory notebooks of sufficient quality to support processes transfer, scale-up, and intellectual property protection and patent applications

  • Report data in written and oral reports, including data presentations in tabulated and graphical formats

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Chemistry or associated disciplines with a specialty in inorganic materials synthesis and characterization

  • 3 to 5 years of background in laboratory experimental work and basic laboratory skills in the areas of inorganic and organic chemistry

  • Good understanding of general laboratory wet chemistry methods

  • Good understanding of pressure/temperature synthesis experiments, including autoclaves

  • Ability to work with complex tasks, complex projects, and multiple tasks at the same time

  • Good computer skills are required – competent in standard Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Ability to devise experimental protocols and conduct laboratory and bench-scale research

  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate research activities with other internal and external researchers

  • Ability to identify and propose new research and technology development ideas in collaboration with other researchers and operations and engineering personnel

  • Must be able to interface with other skill sets within research and project teams and effectively integrate key models and data in a timely manner to support team activities and decisions

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong reporting/analytical skills.

  • Candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work within a diverse work team.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.